Michigan is now the team to beat for Winter Garden (Fla.) West Orange wide receiver Eddie McDoom

Michigan has reentered the race for Winter Garden (Fla.) West Orange senior wide receiver Eddie McDoom in a huge way. The former Oregon pledge named the Wolverines the favorite the same day he rescinded his commitment from the Ducks..

Recruiting is said to be a very fluid thing. That fluidity showed Sunday night when Winter Garden (Fla.) West Orange senior wide receiver Eddie McDoom decommitted from Oregon. The reason for the Sunshine State wideout's about face on the Ducks is clear.

He wants to check out Michigan.

“The opportunity is there and is greater for me than Oregon,” McDoom told The Michigan Insider. “They weren’t too confident about me and I feel comfortable with Michigan. I had an in-home visit with Michigan earlier this week. It was with (Passing Game Coordinator/Wide Receivers) Coach (Jedd) Fisch and it went great, which is when we scheduled the official visit for this weekend.”

Michigan’s persistence with McDoom is not a big shocker. The fact that he is so overwhelmingly receptive is. That, though, is a testament to his instant bond with Fisch.

“He’s a very easy going guy and very cool to talk to,” said McDoom. “He’s very friendly and a good guy to be around and knows how to keep a conversation. He’s been recruiting me heavy since December and even November. Even after my commitment to Oregon, he didn’t back off and was still on me for taking my official. He kept reminding me of the great things Michigan has to offer and he’s been a blast.”


”I feel like they are trying to make big strides to be great and win that national championship that everyone is fighting for. I feel like the opportunity for them is opening very wide and I feel like to be a part of that would be very special. Their history and being part of that would be special. The coaches that are there are all great. I feel like that would really help me in the long run. I feel like Michigan is my No. 1.”

As of now, McDoom only visit scheduled is to Ann Arbor this upcoming weekend and the possibility of his joining the Maize & Blue is very real.

“I don’t really have any questions when I visit," said McDoom. "I feel like everything was answered when (Coach Fisch) was at the visit, so I have talked to him twice about what they want from me and expect me to do when I get there. I just want to see it up there and if I want to live up there. Just want to check it out and hang out with the team.”

“If I go there and love it, then I will commit. If I don’t, then I will weigh all my options."

" As of now, that is where I want to go.”

The Wolverines have stressed to McDoom the impact he could make in their passing game and hope if he joins the fold can take it to the next level.

“They want me to be that deep threat and be able to get down and be able to go over top of guys,” he said. “They haven’t really had that before, so I would be the guy to do it.”


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